[pkg-wine-party] Bug#858242: libwine: winemenubuilder creates .desktop files with invalid WINEPREFIX

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Oct 8 12:58:57 UTC 2017

control: tags -1 + moreinfo unreproducible

On 03/20/2017 05:22 PM, Jens Reyer wrote:
> On 03/20/2017 11:20 AM, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> wine: invalid directory "/home/sven/.wine" in WINEPREFIX: not an absolute path
>> Apparently the program was trying to run winebrowser from one of my
>> .desktop files under ~/.local/share/applications/, those look like this:
> This was already mentioned in #845334 (wine32: breaks xdg-open, which
> wants to start wine and crashes).  As a result of that report the
> .desktop files aren't generated anymore for some standard mimetypes,
> e.g. pdf.  So the mentioned file should be a relic from older times
> (please verify its timestamp).  Unfortunately we can't simply remove
> these existing files, because we can't know if they are still wanted by
> the user.
> I never saw this behavior here, but since it's now observed again I'd
> really like to fix it (assuming it might also be triggered by the
> .desktop files created by some Windows applications).
Tagging unreproducible because I can't reproduce it, although it
happened both here and in #845334.

Tagging moreinfo because I wonder if this was some issue with previous
versions.  Please check the timestamp of any issue-causing .desktop file
and report the wine version and its origin installed at that time.


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